Creative musings in bright colors

Sparkles and Skintones

This mani is something new for me. I seldom leave half my fingers without any nail art at all. Then again, it is not often that I wear something elegant on my nails. I prefer rainbow and showy…and here, I have only skin tones.

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I was going to entitle this “glitter and coffee” but my boyfriend thought my shades looked more like skintones (“really Eva, have you ever seen light pink coffee??”). So there we go.

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This was inspired by one of my wonderful new pixiedusts from Zoya: Tomoko. She is a beautiful sparkly slightly gold champagne color. I have had trouble getting the full texture out of pixiedust before, so I applied very thin coats. I needed three, but they dried rather fast so it didn’t take long.

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My accent nails were painted pale pink, then I added the chevron gradient by hand. After topcoat, I added Tomoko with a nail art brush. I LOVE the way this mani looks! I might have to try it with some of my other (numerous) textured polishes.

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Colors

  • Champagne textured: Zoya – Tomoko
  • Pink: NYC – Prospect Park Bloom
  • Nude: Wet n’ Wild – Private Viewing
  • Brown: Zoya – Dea
  • Dark brown: Zoya – Louise

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What do you guys think? Should I try some more elegant manis? Or do some different colors with this design?

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Comments on: "Sparkles and Skintones" (23)

  1. I love them!

  2. This is really cute! I often do nail art on just a couple of accent nails, sometimes I feel it’s the right thing for the design. In this case it definitely was!

  3. Very unique 🙂 Steph x

  4. Gorgeous mani! 😀 I love how you created this unique and beautiful design all with neutral colors! 😀

  5. Very pretty! I just bought Tomoko as my first pixie dust. I can’t wait to use it!

  6. That’s so very beautiful! 🙂

  7. Stunning! And the chevrons do remind me of coffee!

  8. serendipityidhuna said:

    Lovely 🙂

  9. Great color choices!

  10. Love it! Any of those skin tones on its own is boring, but this is just gorgeous!

  11. […] other funny part of this, is that I’ve done something similar before! I thought I had, but I didn’t get a chance to go through my old nail art before painting […]

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